To perceive is both to receive and to form. We don’t only perceive through the five senses. We also directly perceive shapes, intensities, rhythms, and feelings. Visual artists construct works—paintings, drawings, photographs, videos, movies, three-dimensional pieces, constructions, installations—that invite viewers intentionally to participate, explicitly as recipients, implicitly as formers—in the ongoing play or color, line, form, space, intensity, rhythm, and feeling that is visual reality.

On this page you will find works by visual artists, their statements about their art, and discussions of visual arts.

Roy Herndon Smith